Picture this. You’ve just finished an explicit teaching session on improper fractions and have set the class activities to consolidate their learning. While most students are only up to Question 3, there’s one who declares, ‘I’ve finished! What now?’
All students are different. Whether the difference lies in their rate of learning, approach to tasks or individual interests, every student will benefit from differentiation in the classroom.
We all know that the purpose of mental computation is to solve maths problems quickly and accurately in our heads. But we shouldn’t forget the importance of jotting when teaching mental computation strategies.
Maths homework is an effective way to improve student performance but it has to be both relevant and engaging. Keeping it on the ‘engaging’ side of the equation usually provides the biggest challenge.
iMaths Online includes a set of Differentiation Tasks for every Topic. Typically, each set has a support, consolidation and extension task. Here’s just some of the ways you can use the Differentiation Tasks to enhance your maths lessons.
Composite class teachers know the key to teaching their classes successfully is to apply a variety of strategies. Here are some tips and suggestions from iMaths teachers that you may find useful for your own composite class.
Sound Waves Spelling
Sound Waves Spelling gives you the opportunity to extend fast finishers and keep them busy with a wide variety of activities. Here are several ideas for quick, simple activities that will keep students engaged and learning as they apply their spelling…